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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

Friday 15 January 2021


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. ahead of what I hope will be a happy weekend.

I know we don't have a lot to be happy about at the moment as things are getting extra worrying and scary virus wise .. .. .. but hopefully we all still do have reasons to be grateful for lots of things in our lives .. .. .. so perhaps we should concentrate on those to keep our spirits up.

Certainly for me my little craft pod keeps my spirits in a happy place .. .. .. I love to lose myself in there. 

This is my latest creation:

This used:

Image:  WhimsyDreamsClipart "Romantic Flowers" Digital Stamp
Sentiment:  LOTV "Embossed Labels"
Backing Paper from the snippet box
Crystal Glamour Dust
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today.

Hopefully catch you again soon.


Elaine Stark said...

Very pretty, I love the CAS look. Elaine

Aquarius said...

Love the delicate effect of these flowers - have a good weekend. Thinking positive is the way to go especially in these scary times

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is beautiful, what a great make. Love the colours you have gone for. Its a case of day by day here to stop the worry!! Have a lovely weekend, Hazelxx

craftycreationsbydebbie said...

Hi Jules, this is so lovely, love the colour scheme, the black just makes it pop.

Stay safe, Debbie x

Stamps and Paper said...

Afternoon Jules....your card would make anyone smile its so pretty...I think I would find it hard not having hobbies in lockdown for those I am so thankful

have a lovely weekend


Kath said...

A lovely card Jules and such a pretty floral stamp.
Kath x

Sarah said...

What a pretty card Jules, love black and pink together and that digi is really lovely. I am planning a happy weekend by making CAKE!! Has to be done sometimes!! xx

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely elegant card. Have a great weekend. Aensha x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, your card is beautiful, and such a pretty floral image, I love the whimsey look of them, colouring is wonderful and a lovely layout.
Yes you are so right in being grateful for all the blessings one has in life, so many don't and it's something I keep reminding myself each day, keep safe, Kate x

meg said...

Beautiful colours and colouring,love the image and layout,hope all is well with you stay safe,Meg xx

Carole said...

This is fabulous all the colours and coordination...classy as ever! xx

Kathleen said...

A really lovely image with a great mix of colours. love the use of the black card and ribbon goes so well with the lovely pink.

Kath x

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! My crafting is what's keeping me going these days too!

Lisa xx said...

Completely agree Jules, don't know what I'd have done without my craft hobby, over the last year
Anyway, another absolute beauty xx

Doreen said...

Such a pretty card Jules,love the image,xxx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Jules, a lovely stamp and great colouring.
Like you I try to think about the positive things in my life and I certainly manage to lose myself whilst crafting.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lynne said...

A fabulous floral card Jules, love the image and your colour way x

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Love that beautiful stamp and beautifully coloured. A gorgeous card.

I sometimes struggle with being stuck in the house. I think it's because we have no choice to stay in or go out! I went to hospital for a blood test on Monday and was really scared and couldn't wait to get home!! Stupid I know!!

Stay safe in our craft rooms,
Love and hugs,

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous make hun, love the colour palette
Stay safe xx

Brenda said...

Yes, this pandemic is certainly very challenging to say the least and so hard on everyone's mental health. But we can find something to be thankful or grateful for. Although I know I will be a happy camper when we all have had the vaccine and can put this all behind us. Being in the crafty pod is a mood lifter for sure! Look at this beautiful card! I love the flower stamp, such an unusual design, loving the curve. The pretty pink ticking paper is just gorgeous and the black gingham ribbon is just perfect! Stay well, stay happy Jules! Hugs, Brenda

Rosmarie said...

Hi Jules. I adore pink and looking at your gorgeous spring flowers really makes me happy! Such an echanting card!! Thank you so much for your nice comment! Rosi x